EARLY TAPE WORKS (1986-1993) VOL. 1 by KUNIYUKI TAKAHASHI

SKU101346
ArtistKUNIYUKI TAKAHASHI
TitleEARLY TAPE WORKS (1986-1993) VOL. 1
LabelMUSIC FROM MEMORY
Catalog #MFM 027
Genre
ReleaseWeek 04 - 2018
FormatVinyl - EULP
EAN Barcode0783024551313
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Tracks

  1. Night At The Seaside
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/e/101346_early_tape_works_1986-1993_vol._1/1_nightat_the_seaside.mp3
  2. Day Dreams
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/e/101346_early_tape_works_1986-1993_vol._1/2_day_dreams.mp3
  3. Drawing Seeds
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/e/101346_early_tape_works_1986-1993_vol._1/3_drawing_seeds.mp3
  4. You Should Believe
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/e/101346_early_tape_works_1986-1993_vol._1/4_you_should_believe.mp3
  5. Signifie
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/e/101346_early_tape_works_1986-1993_vol._1/5_signifie.mp3
  6. Zero To One
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/e/101346_early_tape_works_1986-1993_vol._1/6_zero_to_one.mp3

Description

The Japanese producer and DJ Kuniyuki Takahashi is the subject of Music From Memory’s latest retrospective compilation with ‘Early Tape Works - 1986-1993’. Composed of two volumes, the compilations gather together a selection of tracks from a tiny run of privately released tape only albums, highlighting a fascinating early period in Kuniyuki’s musical output, one of which little is known."After discovering the world of nightclubs in Japan around 1986, and the seemingly boundless freedom expressed there through music as well as art, Kuniyuki became inspired to experiment with electronic music. Excited by the possibilities of new music technology, he would begin to gather together a number of, at that time, reasonably accessible and inexpensive local keyboards, drum computers and recording equipment. This became for Kuniyuki a way in which to explore music not as such made for nightclubs, but certainly inspired by them. Setting up a home studio in his hometown of Saporro, Kuniyuki would record extensively during this period with the equipment he had gathered together, equipment such as Roland’s Juno60, TR-606, TB-303, Casio FZ-1, Korg 770, Boss DE-200, Foster A8 and a Yamaha MT44 track cassette recorder.

Driven to develop a musical language derived as much by an exploration of music technology and a desire to create new sounds, Kuniyuki was also looking to evolve the possibilities of what he refers to as a ‘new Oriental sound’. Early Tape Works - 1986-1993’ then brings together two albums of material which not only highlights the evolution of Kuniyuki’s own work but also of Japanese electronic music as a whole."